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London Balkan Ensemble

Learn, Perform and have Fun

with Magic Music from Eastern Europe and the Balkans

Tuesday evenings from 7 til 9 pm

Lively sessions of learning and rehearsing a colourful music mix from Eastern Europe and the Balkans, in straight and ‘weird’ time-signatures, from folk and Romani traditions. We study various songs and pieces, famous ‘must-play’ tunes as well as unknown and rare treasures.


Here some videos from the Balkan Ensembles debut performance, 17th March 17 at the City University:


Autumn Term 2018 term classes start on Tuesday the 18th September. Although it is a weekly progressing class, you can start any time ... Special Autumn offer: Try the first class for free !


Location: Bethnal Green - we are at a new location. The final location will be The Chapel/Gallery Cafe (from 6th November), before we are at a temporary location. Please get in touch so i can share all details with you:


The course is suitable for singers and instruments of any shape, range and tuning, including plucked strings. We have a piano, so up to 2 pianists can attend. Guitarists/bassists and other accompaniment instrumentalists are welcome as long as they are happy to focus on the above. PERCUSSION is very welcome, please get in touch for details.


The initial teaching is by ear, sheet music and helpful links for all will be distributed electronically throughout the course. Intermediate to advanced level.


The course is ongoing. You can join any time - please get in touch for

mid-term starter fees and catch-up music packs.





  • £115 for 11 classes (1 term) regular online booking

  • or pay in 2 installments of £65

  • £120 for 11 classes (1 term) or £12 for each class - pay cash/cheque in class


please email for more discounts and mid-term start


Online Booking: